Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Toledo tops Air Force in a wild Military Bowl, 42-41

The Toledo Rockets and Air Force Falcons headed into Wednesday's match-up in the Military Bowl with a victory on their minds. By days end, Toledo emerged victorious as they imposed their passing offense against a run-happy Air Force offense, but the Falcons gave the Rockets everything they could handle in a classic shootout. Air Force's game plan was quickly altered once they fell into a 21-7 hole in a wild display of first quarter offense. Tim Jefferson, the Falcon's option QB, started throwing the ball with efficiency in the last three quarters and the shootout was on. The Falcons tied the game at 21, then Toledo scored a TD, which Air Force answered with a TD of their own. This pattern carried on till there was 1:32 left in the game. Jefferson threw a TD, but Air Force opted to do a trick-play FG option-run, which was fumbled in the end zone and Toledo held on for the victory.

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